Saturday, November 24, 2012

Michael’s 1st Birthday

Michael’s birthday party coincided with the Thanksgiving holiday, so we were able to be a part of it! Holly went all out with a Froggy/Swamp Prince Theme. The party was at a great park near their house. The weather was perfect – cool and sunny. There was yummy food and fun games, and lots of friends and family came out to party with Prince Michael!
 
Sweet boy was a little sleepy at first – but he quickly warmed up to the festivities!
 
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Holly carried the theme to the food. She made a bait bucket filled with “dirt” and worms.
 
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There was also “Gator Corn” & “Gator Tails”.
 
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Holly made froggy cupcakes! I think they were awesome ~ they made me giggle each time I looked at the crazy little eyes. Holly’s dad was giving her a hard time & saying they looked like frogs that had been run over, but what does he know? :)
 
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If you don’t smile when you look at these cupcakes, then there’s something wrong with you! Hee hee.
 
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After we munched on the yummy food, it was time for games. First, the kids had a froggy race.
On your mark, get set…
 
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HOP!!!
 
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Gracie was catching some serious air… Noah was having a tough time moving past the starting line.
 
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The kids also played “Pin the Tail on the Alligator”.
 
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After games, it was time to sing to the birthday boy and give him his turtle smash cake that his mommy made just for him!
 
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Holly’s friend made a cute banner for Michael’s high chair.
 
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We had to pretend to light the candle ‘cause it was a little too windy.
 
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We all sang and then it was time for the Prince to go to town.
 
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Hold on - Pre-icing Family Photo Op!
 
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Michael made sure the smash cake lived up to its potential!
 
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Paw Paw helped Noah to get in on some green icing action, too.
 
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Once his belly was full, little man opened his presents (with some help from his Mom & brother & Gracie.)
 
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I offered to make Michael’s onesie for the party and Holly requested a camo bow tie.
 
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We had a little photo shoot after the party. Michael was hopped up on sugar and hamming it up!
 
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We had the best time celebrating this little guy!
He is the CUTEST!
 
Happy Birthday, Michael!
 
Love, Aunt Gabi, Uncle Brian, Ben, Grace & Noah

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